Bow shackles are manufactured to have a wider bowl in the head of the shackle allowing for twin slinging or the attachment of bulkier accessories. Unlike a Dee Shackle, a bow shackle can take some directional loading, however, it should be noted that depending on the angle of the loads pull the rated capacity of the shackle will need to be reduced.
Dee Shackles have similar loads as a Bow Shackles within smaller body dimensions and supplied alongside Bow Shackles, offer the user a selection of body shape depending on the intended use. It is desirable to use a shackle with as small a jaw opening as is consistent with adequate articulation of the connection.
Green Pin Shackles Our quality range of Green Pin Bow and Dee Shackles meet the current standards EN 13889 and the performance requirements of US Fed Spec (rr-c-271; type IVA class 2, grade A) and are widely regarded as one of the best shackles for quality.
Economy Range Shackles Our economy range of Alloy Bow and Dee Shackles, very similar in size to the Green pin shackles, offer a cheaper alternative to the high quality green pin shackle. These grade 6 high tensile shackles have a hot dipped galvanised finish, and they conform generally to US-fed-Spec-rr-c-271.
British Standard Shackles To BS 3032:1958 are widely used in the Industrial and Construction industries as a Lifting shackles, and are also used in many marine mooring applications. BS shackles are available in galvanised and un-galvanised, and large and small versions.
Special Shackles We also offer an excellent range of specialist shackles for more diverse lifting applications including piling, ROV, Polar, Trawling, wide mouth and fixed nut shackles.